All course materials available on the course page on the Moodle platform.
The course topics are introduced and discussed in class/in online sessions.The course is highly communicative and interactive: Students work in small teams and in pairs throughout the course but also do individual coursework.
Regular and active participation. All compulsory assignments completed by the set deadlines.
13.09.2021 - 19.12.2021
03.05.2021 - 05.09.2021
Enrolment in Peppi http://peppi.lab.fi. If you need assistance, please contact the student office.
15 - 35
Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management (LAB)
The course is taught at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is equal to scoring 6 or 6.5 in the IELTS test or having been graded M or higher in English in the Finnish matriculation examination.
Students can opt to take an automated online proficiency test at the start of their studies. Those who fail the test are strongly advised to complete a preparatory course in English (English Prep Course 3 credits) before or alongside taking English for Work.
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Business Information Technology
Discuss with the instructor. A student who meets the course learning objectives at an excellent level and has used English at work and for professional purposes may opt to take an exemption exam. The exam has two parts: a written and an oral part. The student must score 80% or more to pass the written part. After passing the written part, the student may take the oral part by giving a professional presentation in English. There is no material package available for exemption exam; skills must be demonstrated based on experience. The exemption exam may be taken once; no retakes allowed. A student who fails the exemption exam is required to take the course later. A student who wants to opt for the exemption exam must contact the instructor at the start of the semester before the course is scheduled to start.
A possible midterm exam, but assessment is primarily based on coursework and active participation.
Online sessions throughout the semester. See the course schedule in the TimeEdit system: https://cloud.timeedit.net/lut-saimia/web/public/ Search using the course code: KE00BT61-3039
Online sessions via Zoom or Teams. Course materials and assignment instructions on the course page.
Workload: 100-110 hours. A student's workload consists of actively participating in the scheduled online sessions, studying the required course materials and completing the required written and oral assignments.
-Acquiring professional terminology -Writing basic business documents -Writing professional emails -Making good oral presentations in English and explaining graphs -Understanding how cultural differences may affect communication -Surviving in professional situations (e.g., job interviews) in English
The student has failed to meet the set requirements for a pass grade.
The student has a satisfactory knowledge of the course content. The student communicates satisfactorily in English. The student's speech is understandable but somewhat difficult to follow. Interaction is mostly missing. The student's speech is hesitant, pauses are rather long and pronunciation mistakes sometimes make it hard to understand the message. The student uses only basic structures and makes mistakes. Written communication consists of simple expressions and there are plentiful mistakes. The language is clumsy, but the message is delivered.
The student has a good knowledge of the course content. The student communicates in English well and interacts adequately. The student's speech is fairly easy to follow. The student's speech is fluent and clear, but pauses, hesitations and pronunciation mistakes may occur. Written communication is comprehensible, clear and mostly correct. The structures and professional vocabulary are adequate to deliver the message. Minor mistakes occur concerning the genre and/or style.
The student has an excellent knowledge of the course content. The student communicates in excellent English. Interaction is very skillful. The student's speech is targeted, logical, relevant, and consistent. The student's speech (language, pronunciation, and intonation) is fluent, clear, accurate, and naturally paced. Written communication is fluent and versatile. The student uses varied structures and extensive professional vocabulary, making occasional mistakes only in the most complex structures. The student can deliver the message effortlessly in the appropriate, genre-specific style.